Sometimes, people feel stuck or overwhelmed. At Aspire Counseling, we help people find healing and learn new ways to approach life so they can be the best version of themselves.
Does this sound familiar?
You feel disconnected from people around you.
You feel stuck.
Depression. Anxiety. Relationship Problems. Trauma. Grief. Low Self Esteem.
Whatever the name for your problem, the point is this: You are ready for change in your life.
Here at Aspire Counseling, we know that you want to feel confident and excited about life. In order to do that, you need to find healing from the things holding you back. The problem is, you’ve tried everything you can think of and nothing seems to work leaving you feeling frustrated and hopeless.
Our therapists believe you deserve to find true healing. We understand how frustrating it can be to feel stuck and that it’s hard to find motivation right now. That is why, we offer effective, evidence based counseling.
Healing begins when you look past hurts, current obstacles and future worries directly in the eye and can confidently say, “I’ve got this.”
Counseling in Columbia, MO that Works
At Aspire Counseling, we believe in offering treatment that works. Our therapists welcome you into our counseling office and get to know you as an individual. The therapeutic relationship you form with your therapist is one of equals where you work together to help you get the most from your counseling experience. You and your therapist will consider three important factors when creating your treatment plan: the best available research, the clinical expertise of the therapist and most importantly YOUR values, priorities and wishes as the client. When all three of these things are present, we call this evidence based treatment. Our therapists are all trained in at least two types of treatment that are well supported by research.
Whether you’re haunted by traumatic memories, lost in grief, or frozen by fear and anxiety, we have an expert therapist who can help. Counseling can help you with everything from trauma to depression, beginning college to test anxiety, parenting stress to gender transitions, depression to grief. You can get unstuck. Through counseling, you can begin to find find yourself and look at the world around you in a new way.
Aspire Counseling Specialties
Trauma & PTSD
Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault & Rape
We’re ready when you are! Contact us today and let’s get to work.
Christi Lero MSW, LCSWChristi Lero is a caring therapist who specializes in helping caregivers of all kinds, older adults, individuals living with chronic illness and anyone going through a major change in their life.
Ben SchartmanGrief, loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder
Joni Perry, MS, LPCTrauma & PTSD, DBT, Substance Abuse & Professionals who feel "stuck"
Jessica Tappana, MSW, LCSWTrauma & PTSD, survivors of sexual violence, college adjustment & anxiety
Lorie Kaplan, PLPCAre you feeling stressed & overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and stuck in unhealthy patterns? Would you like to find ways to focus more on the things that are most important to you? Hello! I’m Lorie Kaplan, and I’d like to welcome you to my “About Me” page! If you are […]
Diana HughesWith each stage in life, we are faced with new challenges. Sometimes new challenges may be too difficult to deal with alone and other times, we carry old problems with us. In order to live a happier, healthier life, we need to address those problems head on. About Me Therapy is more than just the […]
Our Office Location
Our counseling clinic is located off Providence only minutes from Rock Bridge High School. We strive to make our office a comfortable place and even have a meditation room for clients to use before/after appointments!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have you thought about starting therapy but have some questions? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we are asked by people looking for counseling in the Mid Missouri area.
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